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Reading List of the Week – Recommended Reading for Essay Questions, University of Brighton

Natalie Naik
Reading list of the week

Our Reading List of the Week is Recommended Reading for Essay Questions from the University of Brighton from academic Michael Cahill.

This list was chosen as Reading List of the Week this week because it was created in addition to the module list and acts as a guide to reading for the exam questions only. We think this is a great way of using lists, as there is no reason to have just one list assigned to a module.

History modules are known for having lots of recommended reading, so providing a list of exam specific items is especially useful for students, as this helps direct them, giving them a central place to look for required reading, whilst still providing a wider list for any other assignments or tasks during the term.  

Sally Grainger from the Falmer Library at the University of Brighton told us “I created this list on the academic’s request after he had received feedback from students that the original list was a bit too detailed when it came to the essay questions. The main reading list is divided into subject sections which is useful but as questions overlapped the subjects they wanted further help. The list was created with each question in mind so that they could target their reading. It also helped the library ensure that a copy of at least 1 of the items for each question was available in “Desk Loan” so all students had equal access to texts.”



The list was created around a year ago and has had 447 page views and 324 item clicks.

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